The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a lawsuit against two Chinese executives from Puda Coal, accusing them of shifting its main asset to a third-party company and then selling a stake to CITIC Trust. Ming Zhao and Liping Zhu, chairman and CEO respectively, didn’t disclose their actions and went on to raise $115 million from investors after listing the company in the US.
The lawsuit is the first to be filed as part of an SEC investigation of accounting irregularities at overseas companies listed in the US, particularly Chinese firms that completed reverse takeovers (RTOs)....
A Chinese consortium featuring Qihoo 360 Technology – which recently agreed a $9.3 billion private equity-backed take-private – is poised to acquire Norway-headquartered internet browser developer Opera Software for $1.2 billion.
The Asset Management Association of China (AMAC), a self-regulatory organization for the PE industry set up by the securities watchdog, has tightened rules on domestic fund managers’ registration, with a view to cracking down on financial scams.
Kingsoft Cloud Group, a cloud computing unit owned by China’s Kingsoft, has raised $60 million in a Series C round of funding from a group of investors including IDG Capital Partners.
Zhejiang Haers Vacuum Containers, a Chinese stainless vacuum container manufacturer, has agreed to pay The Riverside Company CHF16.1 million ($16.6 million) in cash for Swiss bottle maker SIGG.